Wood Dragon, Chris Lomaka (3D)

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Old 09 September 2004   #16
Very nice work. I don't realy know exactly why, but i actualy find important appeal to scene which represent nature and other green stuffs. Maby it remind me that i spend too much time at staring at my flat screen: nevertheless, this one is realy nice!
Old 09 September 2004   #17
The words aren't coming into my mind. It's fantastic. The volumetric lights and, the face of the dragon, is amazing. Quite nice work man.

In my opinion the pictures like this are the best. The feeling of the picture is better than anything what i have seen.
Old 09 September 2004   #18
waow.....its so perfect
great jop
Old 09 September 2004   #19
this is very cool, it looks similar to some of the stuff ive seen done with ZBrush
Old 09 September 2004   #20
wow, great idea.
and very nice lighting.
Old 09 September 2004   #21

I like what you did here especially the shafts of light you payed a lot of attention to detail keep up the good work. The texture is great as well nice scene composition!

"Life is but a constant battle i wish you all good luck in the trenches!!"

Old 09 September 2004   #22
Good character and beautiful image. Maybe more bump in the dragon skin.
Nice work
Old 09 September 2004   #23
huh, looks like my email is being flakey in updating me about this... sorry it took this long to reply to you all.

EdHarriss, T[iNs]S, HapZungLam, Niphilim-
You're definitely right, there is a definite flatness to a few areas, and the bark could use more roughness. Ironically, the thing that caused this problem is the very thing that enabled me to complete this project: Photoshop. This guy was on the burner for a long time, and the deadline for Expose 2 gave me the kick I needed to get it done. All the leaves were done in PS, which is why a lot of them look flat. (Now that I have time, I could map those leaf images onto geometry...) And the bark... well the bark was part of why he was sitting around for so long to be completed. I just absolutely could not get the whole dragon's texture to render/map perfectly. You know the story- looks good except for a few spots; fixing those spots messes up the ones that were good. So there's a lot of touch-up of the bark in PS, too.

Flex Giddy, kim young hwan-
It started ages ago with a gods and demons challenge, and I thought it would be a good excuse to make a dragon I found some misc webpages that talked about 4 elemental dragons: wood, water, fire, and air (i think). I did sone sketches of a water dragon, but the wood ones were better.

Napa!m, Ufu'uk, Lord Dowswell-
Hate to break it to ya, but the sun streaks are PS :( (I can get close to the same in LW, but time was short, and I was having trouble getting it 'just right')

Thanks for remembering This post was mainly because I saw the new proceedures for submitting images for the gallery here. I'm not sure if I changed much, but the last things I messed with are the dust motes and carving my name into the rock at the bottom left.

arno barbo-
It took me a year in the desert to learn how important nature is to me (especially green, healthy things)

Thanks! I did many, many sketches before even starting, and more all the way through.

And to all the rest-
Thanks for all the compliments and critiques! They are appreciated!
Chris Lomaka

Old 09 September 2004   #24

This is beautiful work. The bark looks perfect. Nicely done.

Thank you...
'"I'm just an analog kid living in a digital world."
Old 09 September 2004   #25
Wow, stunning piece of work.. keep your good job! I adore your work! exspecially the concept of nature! great
Old 09 September 2004   #26

This is my favorite piece in the gallery. Very creative!
Old 09 September 2004   #27
Thumbs up

Aha~~~~~wonderful~~~i like your idea,i love green~~
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Old 09 September 2004   #28
is very good!!!
l like that
Old 09 September 2004   #29
Nice idea! Wood dragon..

Maybe a rock dragon, or maybe a dragon looks like a chameleon. No matter where it stays, its skin turns to the same texture as the objects.
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Old 09 September 2004   #30
WOW!!! Great work
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